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Vegetable price slump hurts Chinese farmers

The current vegetable price slump may offer temporary support in China's fight against soaring inflation, but it has also taken its toll on Chinese farmers.

Analysis

Price fall means cruel harvest

Price fall means cruel harvest

Many voices in the marketplace lay the blame on the relatively warm and sunny winter that led to bigger harvests, but experts say weather is only one of the factors that cause prices to plunge.

Measures

China takes action to halt produce price slump
China takes action to halt produce price slump

The Chinese government announced Tuesday that it has launched an emergency program to protect farmers from produce price slumps and stabilize the produce market.

Shandong moves to ease oversupply
Shandong moves to ease oversupply

In Shandong, some supermarkets, school canteens and company dining rooms were ordered to buy vegetables locally.

Stores overbuy greens to lift farmers' spirits
Stores overbuy greens to lift farmers' spirits

Large supermarkets have been urged to overstock on vegetables to help farmers struggling with a slump in sales, it was revealed on Monday.

Authorities urge vegetable splurge
Authorities urge vegetable splurge

Authorities should take immediate actions to "help farmers tackle difficulties in selling their produce and maintain a stable market."